It contemplates to cover all those national needs that they have to do mainly with the telecommunications in those places with little population densidad. Also, it tries to consolidate the programs and projects executed by the State, being guaranteed to arrive at the most remote places, placing in those places points of connection with the satellite, in such a way that it is guaranteed in real time education, diagnosis and information to that population that perhaps does not have access to any mass media and formation. Wikipedia adds to us, that the Venezuelan government affirms that in addition he will serve for Latin American integration and will impel to the Union of South American Nations (Unasur). Uruguay yielded its orbit to Venezuela in exchange for 10% of the capacity that has the satellite. The satellite was successfully sent the 29 of October of 2008, from the Space Center of Xichang, in the People’s Republic of China.
What it anticipates for the future? It is said, that the launching of a second own satellite, directed to the Earth observation, is predicted for year 2013, in agreement with declarations of Bolivariana Agency for Actividades Espaciales (ABAE). It is as well as the launching of the satellite Simon Bolivar, constitutes the first passage in space matter of Venezuela, while it allows an advance in personnel qualification, is hoped that the assembly of the next one is in the country with Venezuelan human resource the director of Agency Bolivariana de Space Actividades, Navarrese Rodolfo, advanced that it would be of own manufacture and destined to the Earth observation. President Hugo Chavez, accompanied from his team by government and the Bolivian agent chief executive Evo Morales, applauded in Luepa, the putting into orbit of the satellite Simon Bolivar. In its speech, president Chvez named " satellite socialista" because it would act social as without the mercantile interest of " satellites capitalistas".